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2017-2018 University Catalog

Radiological Health Sciences-Health Physics, BS


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About the Program

Radiation is all around us and is used to generate power, analyze samples and materials, diagnose medical conditions and treat cancer. These powerful tools require trained individuals (radiation safety officer/health physicist/medical physicist) to protect patients, medical staff and the public from unnecessary exposure to radiation. A radiation safety officer within an organization is responsible for the safe use of radiation and radioactive materials as well as regulatory compliance. A trained health physicist evaluates the radiation environment using instruments and calculations and works with regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with radiation exposure standards. Medical physicists work closely with physicians and patients to develop radiation therapy treatments that minimize side effects while effectively treating cancer.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Major Requirements (93 - 94 credits)


Required Courses in Other Departments (24 - 26 credits)


Electives (0 - 3 credits)


HSCI Humanities, Behavioral/Social Sciences Selectives List


select any 10000-59999 course(s) from the following subjects:

  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Art & Design (AD)
  • Classics (CLCS)
  • Communication (COM)
  • Dance (DANC)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • English (ENGL)
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures (FLL)
  • History (HIST)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS)
  • Music (MUS)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Political Science (POL)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • Sociology (SOC)
  • Theatre (THTR)

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


17 - 18 Credits


15 - 17 Credits


15 Credits


13 Credits


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • HSCI 53400 - Applied Health Physics  **
  • MA/CS Science Selective - (Select from list) - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • General Science or RADH Sel. - (Select from list) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities Sel. - (Select from University list) - Credit Hours: 3.00 *

13 Credits


Notes


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement.

**A minimum grade of C must be earned in HSCI 31200  HSCI 31300 , HSCI 51400 , HSCI 52600 , HSCI 53400 , HSCI 54000 , and HSCI 57400 .

An Ethics course (such as PHIL 11100 - Ethics  or PHIL 29000 - Environmental Ethics ) is highly recommended.

Students must complete 32 credit hours of 30000 level or higher courses for graduation.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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